Alert Administrative Message
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
328 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

TO ALL WFOS SURROUNDING WFO TFX
FM WFO TFX

WFO TFX HAS ISSUED A HEADS-UP EMAIL TO OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
COMMUNITY AND OTHER PARTNERS.

EMAIL TOPIC...ARCTIC FRONT - MON/TUES

...REASONING IN EMAIL...
SYNOPSIS...A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SOUTH ACROSS MT
EARLY NEXT WEEK, PRODUCING A PERIOD OF WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW, FOLLOWED BY VERY COLD TEMPERATURES.

TIMING-
MONDAY/TUESDAY

WEATHER-
WINDS- GUSTY NORTH WINDS ALONG WITH SNOW
AND BLOWING/DRIFTING SNOW WILL ACCOMPANY AND FOLLOW THE PASSAGE OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN NORTH CENTRAL MT MONDAY,
PUSHING INTO SW MT MONDAY NIGHT. NORTH WINDS 15-25 MPH...WORST CASE
SCENARIO 25-40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

SNOW ACCUMULATION- 1-4
INCHES LOWER ELEVATIONS.4-8 INCHES MOUNTAINS.

TEMPERATURES-
FALLING TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE/BELOW ZERO MONDAY NIGHT. HIGHS
TUESDAY SINGLE DIGITS NORTH-CENTRAL MT, SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS
SW MT. LOWS TUESDAY NIGHT 5 BELOW ZERO TO 15 BELOW ZERO.

WIND
CHILLS- -10 TO -20...POSSIBLY AS COLD AS -30.

IMPACTS-
HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING/DRIFTING SNOW
PERIOD OF LOCALIZED
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
STRESS TO YOUNG LIVESTOCK
HYPOTHERMIA
TO UNPROTECTED INDIVIDUALS
POWER OUTAGES SHOULD STRONG WINDS
DEVELOP

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS A PERIOD OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
CONFIDENCE IS MODERATE IN THE TIMING OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLD
FRONT WITH SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINING AT THIS POINT ON TOTAL
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES TUESDAY NIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS...DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OR
CHAT US.



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